FASS in the News

Linda Woodhead helps answer some Big Questions

Linda Woodhead helps answer some Big Questions

10 April 2018

Professor Linda Woodhead (PPR) was a panellist on the Big Questions on BBC1, appearing live from Glasgow on 25th March. The topics discussed were “are today’s jobs bad for the soul?”; “should it be illegal to smack your child?” and “would Jesus be labelled an extremist today?”

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Terry Eagleton Thinking Allowed

Terry Eagleton Thinking Allowed

26 March 2018

Distinguished Professor of English Literature Terry Eagleton was interviewed on Radio 4 on 21st March about the themes of his new book, Radical Sacrifice.

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Herman Melville: Moby Dick

Herman Melville: Moby Dick

19 March 2018

Professor Paul Farley (English and Creative Writing) was interviewed for BBC World Service on 10th March, discussing his thoughts on Moby Dick.

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FASS alumna awarded a life-changing prize for literature

FASS alumna awarded a life-changing prize for literature

12 March 2018

Dr Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has been awarded the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize in Fiction, which includes a grant of $165,000, or £119,000, to support her writing.

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The decline of Religious Education in schools

The decline of Religious Education in schools

6 March 2018

A pre-recorded interview with Professor Linda Woodhead (PPR) on the decline of religious education in schools was broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on 25th February for their Sunday programme.

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FASS professor to receive top international research award

FASS professor to receive top international research award

2 February 2018

Professor Sylvia Walby (Sociology) is one of eight top international humanities and social scientists awarded 250,000 euros for research cooperation in Germany.

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